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Cuesta Care

  • Advice on farm layout, so that alpaca management is easy
  • Training on handling alpacas and routine alpaca care operations (nutrition, vacination, drenching, toe nail trimming, mating) and visits during the first year to help you with these
  • Recommendations for more advanced training
  • Arrangement with our shearer to get your alpacas shorn
  • Advice on using or selling alpaca fleece, understanding fleece statistics, how to skirt fleece
  • 7 day support at the end of the phone
  • Introduction to the alpaca community

Alpacas for sale

All our alpacas are huacayas and are registered on the IAR NZ. We have a range of alpacas for sale from attractive starter packages at very reasonable prices right through to more expensive award winning alpacas.  We welcome export enquiries.  Please contact us with your requirements or for more information. 

The prices below are inclusive of GST, include delivery in the Auckland area but do not include AANZ transfer fees if you wish to register the alpacas to your herd code.


Alpaca Care

Alpacas are easy to look after compared to other livestock, but they do need some attention. We ask our owners to observe their usual behavior so that they can spot if something is not right and to check body scores each week to give early warning of health problems, to have the alpacas shorn once a year, to trim toenails 2 or 3 times between shearing, to have hay available all the time (essential for their digestion),  feed zinc nuts between January and May (o prevent facial eczema), give routine injections (vaccination and vitamin D) and drench as necessary according to your conditions on your property. We will show you how to do all of this.

The minimum land you need for 2 alpacas is 1 acre. Above this area, you should be able to keep 5 alpacas per acre (very similar to sheep). It is important to have more than one paddock so that the grass can recover between grazings.


We have some lovely black boys, halter trained and wethered (castrated) so they are easy to manage. We have a group of three who are just over 2 years old @ $500 each and 4 who are just over 1 year old @ $700 each. We offer discounted prices if you take out a care package with The Lifestyle Vet as this reduces the support that you will need from us.

We also have a number of wethered and halter trained older boys @ $300

Potential Herd Sires from $1,000 upwards (this does not include certification costs).


We have a range of girls for sale from those that would be great on a lifestyle property through to high quality breeding stock. Prices range from $500 for older girls up to $10,000 for our elite black dams.